West Plains, MO (December 25, 2021) – Several people were transported to area hospitals with injuries following a crash in Howell County. At around 3:55 a.m., on December 25, calls for assistance came in surrounding an accident on US Highway 63.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2012 Toyota Yaris and a 2007 Dodge Charger were involved in a crash on US Highway 63 just five miles north of West Plains.
The crash left several people injured. One victim, 43-year-old Charles Coats, sought their own treatment for injuries. EMS transported 38-year-old Natasha Derryberry and 44-year-old Ricky Brewer to Ozark Healthcare for treatment. Air evac transported 48-year-old Billy McKinney to Mercy Springfield for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Charles Coats, Natasha Derryberry, Ricky Brewer, and Billy McKinney at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every day, motor vehicle accidents impact the lives of innocent people across our state. In countless instances, victims require emergency medical attention due to their injuries. Although most motorists are careful and are considerate of other motorists sharing the road, we see many accidents take place due to driver error. In fact, over 80% of collisions involve some form of negligence.
In many cases, victims are left with painful injuries from accidents caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and those who choose to engage in reckless driving actions. These and other negligent actions leave countless innocent parties with broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, and other injuries that demand both immediate and long-term medical care.
In some instances, victims may have legal options available to help them move forward. Following your accident, you can benefit greatly by reaching out to a West Plains car accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens you face.
West Plains Personal Injury Lawyers
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C., is committed to helping our clients recover after being hurt in motor vehicle crashes through no fault of their own. Our West Plains personal injury attorneys strive to help injured victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being injured in crashes caused by drivers who are drunk, distracted, or engaging in reckless actions. Our lawyers understand the mental and emotional impacts that injured parties face after following their accidents.
Not only is it crucial that accident victims are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind that provides beneficial in combating the difficulties and challenges that they face.
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri as soon as possible. By calling 1 (816) 683-3278 you can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with our team to explore the legal options available to help you recover.
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